Medieval & Renaissance Workshop
June 19-25, 2011
Music from the Edges of Europe
Director: Tom Zajac
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In an unusual and exciting departure from standard workshop fare,
the 2011 Med/Ren Workshop will eschew the usual repertories from
England, France, the Low Countries, Germany, and Northern Italy and
will instead focus on the under-represented and fascinating music
from the fringes of European culture. Workshop participants will have the
opportunity to work with our stellar faculty on medieval songs and dances
from Cyprus, Portugal, and Southern France; Renaissance consort music from
Denmark, Poland, and the Kingdom of Naples;
Venetian canzonas, Spanish villancicos, Scottish ballads, and much more.
We will also feature classes in various folk and traditional musical
repertories that have intricate connections with the past: sophisticated
pesrevs from the Ottoman court in Istanbul, rhythmically lively dances
from the Southern Slavic nations, sinuous Arab-Andalusian melodies from the
gardens of 15th-century Granada, and beautiful Sephardic ballads from across
the Mediterranean basin.
We will have a special program on the music of Venice, a city and an empire,
which looked out from Europe toward the rest of the Mediterranean and beyond.
The workshop will be held on the lovely campus of Sonoma State University,
with its attractive dorms and facilities and proximity to the Sonoma
wine country, many charming communities, and areas of great natural beauty.
Rebekah Ahrendt–viola da gamba; Denmark
Annette Bauer–recorder; Cyprus and Scandinavia
Karen Clark–voice, movement for musicians; Southern France
Bruce Dickey–cornetto; Venice and the Hanseatic League
Greg Ingles–sackbut; Poland and the Hanseatic League
Daniel Johnson–voice; Scotland and Sephardic music
Tim Rayborn–medieval strings, percussion; Flute and Drum program; Celtic lands
Mehmet Sanlıkol–ud, makam; Ottoman Turkey
Mary Springfels–viola da gamba, medieval strings, lecturer; Naples and
Nina Stern–recorder; Flute and Drum program; Southern Slavic lands
Dan Stillman–early reeds; Renaissance Spain
Tom Zajac–director, early winds; All-Workshop Collegium
Our evening events will consist of a
Monday performance by the exciting young Bay Area medieval group
Cançonièr in their very popular program
The Black Dragon: Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula;
a Tuesday lecture by Mary Springfels, Whose Renaissance was it?;
a Friday concert of early 17th-century music from Venice and Istanbul entitled
La Serenissima and the Sublime Porte, featuring Bruce Dickey, Mehmet Sanlıkol,
other members of the faculty, and guests;
as well as the ever popular and always unpredictable Thursday night faculty concert.
Workshop Fees and Online Enrollment
The fee for the Medieval & Renaissance Workshop is $480 for enrollment by May 2,
$530 for enrollment received May 3 or later. Discounts are available for
SFEMS members and for enrollment in more than one workshop.
Sonoma State are single occupancy only. Room and board is $505, room without board,
$410 (this option is limited).
All details can be found on the
online enrollment page.
Mark your calendars now for the SFEMS Medieval & Renaissance Workshop.
Enroll by May 2 and save!
If you have any questions, please contact
Last updated 05/06/2011.
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